Journal article

Family-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: What happens to rates of comorbid diagnoses?

Claire Trainor, Sasha Gorrell, Elizabeth K Hughes, Susan M Sawyer, Claire Burton, Daniel Le Grange

EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Rates of psychiatric comorbidity are elevated in adolescents with anorexia nervosa, but little is known about how psychiatric comorbidity changes following family-based treatment (FBT). METHODS: Adolescents with anorexia nervosa (N = 107) enrolled in a randomized controlled trial comparing two forms of FBT completed the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview for Children and Adolescents at baseline and end of treatment. Analyses tested whether baseline comorbid diagnoses predicted the presence of comorbid diagnoses at end of treatment and if baseline eating disorder psychopathology impacted this association. RESULTS: Rates of comorbid diagnoses decreased from 54% at baselin..

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